New and Noteworthy Picture Books for March 2021
We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections! Here are some recently acquired picture books we are really excited about. Additionally, all are available as ebooks.
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho (Ages 4-8)
A young girl notices that her eyes are different from those of other kids in her class. Some are like sapphire lagoons, but hers "kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea. She has eyes like her Mama, and her Mama's are like her Amah's. Her sister, Mei-Mei has them too." Her sense of belonging and of her unique self are reinforced.
From Archie to Zack by Vincent X. Kirsch (Ages 3-7)
Everybody seems to know that Archie loves Zack and Zack loves Archie, but it's not obvious to them. Eventually, one begins to work up the nerve to tell the other, but needs some friends to help him follow through. A cute story with cheerful busy illustrations. Ages 4-8
G My Name is Girl by Dawn Masi
An international abecedarium of girls' names with glimpses of their lives in places as diverse as Argentina, Oman, Denmark and Burkina Faso. The art is simple but colourful and uncluttered. There is a map at the back to pinpoint where each of these girls, their families and friends are from.
An abecedarium is a book with words that start with each letter of the alphabet. The words are presented in alphabetical order along with pictures.
Ten Little Dumplings by Larissa Fan, illustrated by Cindy Wume (Ages 4-8)
In the village of Fengfu, having a son is considered good luck, and having ten is fantastic luck. Their parents called them dumplings because, like sons, dumplings are auspicious too! This is not the whole story of course. These ten brothers also have a sister. This book may need some close attention.
A Thousand White Butterflies by Jessica Betancourt-Perez & Karen Lynn Williams, illustrated by Gina Maldonado (Ages 5-8)
Isabella has moved from Columbia to the U.S. She is far from her friends and her Papa. She is hoping to make new friends, but what was to be her first day of class turns out to be a snow day. Despite the fact she is used to tropical greenery, she puts on her winter clothes and goes out into the cold.